BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

Seldom Seen
by Sarah Ridgard
The village of Worlingworth in the 1980s - a bleak, dark, disturbing account of the secrets of village life.
Date selected: 24th September 2012
The High Street
by Alice Melvin
A beautiful lift-the-flap picture book celebrating traditional town shops with a contemporary look.
Date selected: 14th September 2012
Pirate Gran Goes for Gold
by Geraldine Durrant
A picture book which is great fun: lots to look at in the illustrations and plenty of giggles from the text
Date selected: 9th July 2012
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry goes out to post a letter and doesn't stop walking. This is a wonderful, uplifting and life-affirming story everyone should read!
Date selected: 9th July 2012
Hero on a Bicycle
by Shirley Hughes
Date selected: 23rd May 2012
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani
A feel-good saga of family, friendship and love set in Italy and America in the 1920s.
Date selected: 23rd May 2012
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
Date selected: 27th March 2012
No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie
Date selected: 19th March 2012
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
A moving and haunting fictionalised account of a young girl deported with her family from Lithuania to Siberia during the Second World War.
Date selected: 26th November 2011
S.W.I.T.C.H.
by Ali Sparkes
The adventures of twins Josh and Danny who, thanks to an experimental serum, turn into insects!
Date selected: 27th September 2011
Gravenhunger
by Harriet Goodwin
A ghost story for children set in a house inspired by Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Date selected: 26th April 2011
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell
A powerful, compelling and moving tale of three generations.
Date selected: 30th July 2007
22 Britannia Road
by Amanda Hodgkinson
Set in Ipswich, this is the story of a Polish couple and their young son who are trying to make a life together after the War.
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The Memory of Love
by Aminatta Forna
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The Music Shop
by Rachel Joyce
We loved this book for its celebration of the power of music to heal, touch and uplift, as well as its compelling story, the strength of community, a belief in second chances and vivid, charming characters.
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Life: An Exploded Diagram
by Mal Peet
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Theodore Boone
by John Grisham
Best-selling American author, John Grisham has written his first book for children with this tale of Theodore Boone, a 13-year-old who can't wait until he can become a lawyer.
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Lighthousekeeping
by Jeanette Winterson
A modern fable telling the tale of Silver, an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr Pew, the mysterious lighthouse keeper.
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The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A young woman discovers she can help others through the flowers she chooses for them.
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Elegance
by Kathleen Tessaro
Life isn't turning out how she expected, so when 30-something Louise discovers a fascinating treatise on fashion in a second-hand bookshop, she decides to put the principles into action.
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